Saturday 2 November 1957
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rita Crockett and Joëlle Crepet.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers.
In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Benny Hill Show.
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1957 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Rita Crockett: San Antonio, Texas -- Volleyball player (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Joëlle Crepet: French political activist, a member of Action directe (AD), a French revolutionary group which committed a series of assassinations and violent attacks in France between 1979 and 1987.
- Lucien Favre: Lucien Favre is a Swiss football manager and former footballer.
- Carter Beauford: American drummer and composer (Dave Matthews Band).
- Notis Sfakianakis: Greek singer.
- Michael Smith: American actor
- 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio
- First titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio, USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
- Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
- The Tune Weavers - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
- The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
- Johnny Mathis - Chances Are
- Little Richard - Keep A Knockin'
- Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
- Ricky Nelson - Be-Bop Baby
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